Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! The weather here wasn’t great (until yesterday), so mine was pretty low-key, but still enjoyable. Here’s a quick recap! Saturday Saturday morning started bright and early with a CrossFit workout. We did “Murph,” a hero workout in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. The class started with our coach explaining the…

On Sunday morning, I participated in the Run for Charlotte, a 5K and 10K road race in honor of 5-year-old Charlotte Rose Kelly, who lost her battle with neuroblastoma in December 2011. From the Prayers from Charlotte website: Neuroblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer associated with the nerve cells and adrenal glands. It commonly occurs in infants and very young children. Its cause is unknown. Only 650 new cases are reported in the United…

I survived! I made it through 24 hours of a liquid (+ Jello) diet. It definitely wasn’t fun, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. (Well, now that it’s over, of course.) I woke up craving peanut butter and banana like I normally do, but I wasn’t super hungry, so mango Jello ended up being a great way to start the day (as good as Jello for breakfast can be, I…

When Mal got home from school yesterday afternoon, we decided to take Murphy to the dog park. It was a “nice” day for February in New England (mid-40s and sort of sunny), so we figured Murphy would appreciate some outdoor activity in his life. He was starting to get a little cabin fever. When you enter the park, it has two main paths: one that goes to the right along the water and one that…

Good morning! I’m working on a new campaign with GNC called the “Total Lean Challenge,” which is a 12-week lifestyle program that includes nutrition, meal plans, workouts and video instruction, and community support. I was asked to share one of my workouts, so I turned a regular old trip to the dog park with Murphy into a 30-minute sweat session. Workout A trip to the dog park is always a great way to get moving and add a little…

Hello, hello! I ended up eating an early lunch yesterday because I had a doctor’s appointment at 12:30 PM , which was about an hour’s drive away, so I knew I’d be starving by the time I got home. On the menu: leftover pizza on a Sweet Potato Crust. And canned salmon mixed with spicy mustard, salt, and pepper with avocado on top. Fab lunch. After lunch, I headed out to run some quick errands,…

Ho, ho, ho! Did this weekend fly by for anyone else? Holy moly. I feel like it was just Friday afternoon. Time flies when you’re having fun! Let’s do a quick recap of the past few days, shall we? Friday On Friday evening, Mal and I went to Elizabeth and Nick’s condo for a fun night in, which included friends, sushi, cider, games, and an adorable French bulldog. Honestly, what more could you ask for?…

This morning, Mal picked “share your favorite Christmas memory” for our 24 Days of Togetherness. It was an easy one, so we chatted about it while we ate breakfast. Mine: The year I still believed in Santa and got Nintendo for Christmas. His: Laying at the top of the stairs with his sister and trying to see their presents downstairs near the Christmas tree before their parents woke up. Sharing our favorite Christmas memories over…

I woke up yesterday morning with the plan of having a lazy Sunday. I ate Eggnog Pancakes in my PJs and then lingered around the house drinking Marylou’s Milky Way iced coffee. Eventually, Mal and I motivated ourselves to take Murphy to the dog park for a “nature walk.” Lunch After the park, we came home and made lunch, which was toasted ham and cheese wraps. And some holiday M&Ms. I ate the handful below X…

Hi, friends! How are you? I hope Tuesday is treating you well! Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was the usual (French Toast Breakfast Scramble), but I added fresh raspberries and almond butter (x 2) this time. I know, I’m totally unpredictable. Workout After breakfast, I took Murphy to the dog park. I planned to run 5 miles today, but my quads are smoked from yesterday’s WOD, so I switched it up with a 2-mile run/walk with…

Hi, friends! I’m off to Des Moines bright and early tomorrow morning (here’s why), so I’m going to make this post quick. I need to finish packing (why do I always wait until the last minute?!) and get to bed at a reasonable hour. Breakfast I started my day with a two-ingredient pancake, which actually ended up being a 5-ingredient pancake because I added shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to the mix. (I used…

Hello, hello! Apparently, I’m a big fan of this post title because I used it back in December 2008 and then more recently in June with “Super Duper Sunday.” Haha! I’m so creative. Well, it was the perfect way to describe yesterday. Mal, Murphy, and I had a super Sunday! Breakfast I started my day with a Sweet Breakfast Scramble in an almost-empty Teddie peanut butter jar with, of course, an extra scoop because I love nut…

Good morning! Happy Saturday! Murphy and I just got back from a wonderful trip to the dog park. It was a beautiful fall morning for a walk in the park. Breakfast Mal needed to be awake bright and early this morning for Saturday school, so I got up and ate breakfast with him. I had a Sweet Breakfast Scramble (minus the squash/pumpkin) with a scoop of Teddie peanut butter and a TJ’s pumpkin butter. After…

Hi, friends! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day! Mine has been pretty low-key, but really nice. Workout My day started with breakfast (waffles + peanut butter + banana) and then a 2-mile run to kick off Summer Run Streak. My legs (especially my calves) were tight from yesterday’s half marathon, so it was one of those slow and steady runs, but it felt great to “shake out” my legs and get them moving….

Mal and I hit double digits with our marathon training run today! Ten glorious miles!! It was awesome! Snack Before meeting our team in South Boston for our training run, I grabbed a quick snack of whole wheat bread with Teddie peanut butter and banana slices. I also drank a small iced coffee with soy milk to help get me going. When Mal and I arrived at the South Boston Running Emporium, our Team In…

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